2017 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Are you thinking about doing a kitchen remodel and want to make sure your design meets the latest trends?   

It can often feel overwhelming as you go through the many designs out there. But as you look to modernize your kitchen, feel free to use this as a quick guide on some of the current kitchen trends.  

Lighter Cabinets

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With homeowners looking for more opportunities to create natural light inside their homes, many are turning to lighter colored cabinets. Particularly tone wise you'll see white, off-white, or a light grey and other non-dark colors that absorb less light in many modern kitchen remodels.   

Stone Composite Counters with Quartz   

Homeowners are also going lighter on the countertop color during renovations. And often you'll see whites, white with greys/browns, greys with the counters. 

Material wise, stone composite is an extremely hard surface which makes it difficult to damage or cut. Composite also does not absorb stains or liquids giving homeowners greater long-term value due to less wear and tear.   

Deeper Drawers

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More and more the bottom cabinets are getting larger shelf space for better visibility of content and less back strain when taking items out.   

Pre-finished Cabinets   

During a home remodel many residents don't want the intrusion of smelly paint, stain, or varnishes. Pre-finished cabinets come with those already completed for a much faster installation compared to custom cabinets where delays occur with ordering them and waiting for finishes to dry. 

Brand-wise, many kitchen remodels have IKEA cabinets due to the 25-year warranty and ability to add matching components easily later on.  

Contrasting Backsplash Tile

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Remodels are chasing the elusive pop in their color, style, and pattern choices on the backsplash. With the cleaner color choices in cabinets and countertops, homeowners are getting adventures with the tilework. 

From Moroccan inspired designs to glossy finishes, the backsplash is where modern homes show a little extra flair.   

In 2017, many backsplashes are also stretching up to the ceilings reflecting more light into the kitchen with mirrored or metallic finishes.   

LED Recessed & Under Cabinet Lighting

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At night the lighting can create a beautiful, dramatic effect with your choice on the tile backsplash. Especially with electronic dimmers and the adjustable light intensity. 

The good thing about LEDs is you only need to replace them once a decade and require less electrical output. Thus saving energy and utility bill costs. And as you age and eyesight declines you have an accessible source of localized light when you're around the kitchen. 

More Eye-catching Floor Tiles

Not only are homeowners integrating tile flooring into the kitchen, dining, and living rooms for easier maintenance and long-term value, they are going for something with an aesthetic to it. Whether it's a faux wood plank or a more industrial style, many of these floors feature non-slick surfaces.    

Pro-tip: For any tile, a homeowner can be ready in case something happens. Buy an extra box of any flooring, just in case a piece gets damaged a few years in the future. 

For homeowners thinking about a kitchen remodel in the Austin area, feel free to reach out to us for a free quote